Monthly Archives: September 2003

Tony and I resigned from the SLUG committee last week. Executive summary: Sometimes leadership means doing the right thing in macro, despite it feeling wrong and painful in micro. Rusty Russell: “Every time I do a talk, I remember that … Continue reading

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So, if you’re not coming to linux.conf.au already, you definitely won’t want to come now: They’ve accepted my To The Teeth: Arming GNOME For Desktop Success talk. Suckers! (Thanks!) Meanwhile, James mentioned that his talk was accepted (though I don’t … Continue reading

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Promised to add Michael‘s ooo-build to GARNOME a while back, so given that he recently announced a new version, and I was busily integrating some of Paul Drain’s GARNOME patches, I thought I’d give it a go: $ du -sh … Continue reading

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Best wishes to Mark Finlay. He’ll be a force to be reckoned with very shortly – university and Free Software mix very well. Looking forward to seeing him at 100% again soon.

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Can’t you see that everyone else is buying SUVs? Philip Greenspun dances The Heretic: “The programmers and managers using Java will feel good about themselves because they are using a tool that, in theory, has a lot of power for … Continue reading

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Jonathan Schwartz dives feet-forward into his own mouth: “Also, let me really clear about our Linux strategy. We don’t have one. We don’t at all. We do not believe that Linux plays a role on the server. Period.” But that’s … Continue reading

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Some random updates. Luis was quoted in an eWeek article about GNOME 2.4, which unfortunately had a horrible headline. On reading that page, I found that eWeek covered GARNOME back when 2.2 was released – weird! Rusty, Tridge, Kim and … Continue reading

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Ars Technica’s elite (and incredibly fair) review of GNOME 2.4 D&DP is up: Inside the GNOME 2.4 Desktop & Developer Platform. Very rocking stuff. Meanwhile, the actual 2.4.0 release is merely hours away!

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Mark Finlay is designing a GNOME scanning interface. A couple of suggestions from a former print design hackeur: The window is taller than it is wide, which can be useful or frustrating. On one hand, it’s kinda suboptimal for the … Continue reading

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“RU 18-23 with the ability to sing/dance? RU streetwise, outgoing, ambitious and dedicated?” The busy person’s guide to music over the last 60 years.

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